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Hactl breaks three more handling records

Hactl breaks three more handling records

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) broke no less than three records in the first week of November.

In its giant SuperTerminal 1 facility, Hactl handled 31,280 tonnes of exports, beating its previous weekly record of 30,593 tonnes in November 2016.

In the same week, its overall total of 42,471 tonnes of cargo handled through the terminal beat its previous weekly best of 41,926 tonnes, also set in November last year.

Meanwhile, on the ramp, Hactl handled 102 freighters in a single day on 5 November – edging past its previous best of 101 freighters handled in a day, recorded on 23 November last year.

Hactl chief executive, Mark Whitehead says: “2016 was a year of records for Hactl, largely fuelled by the boom in Q4 resulting from the collapse of Hanjin. We have had no such extraordinary event to boost volumes in 2017, yet our 100 client carriers are all performing strongly and helping us to set new records.

“Our work on developing e-commerce export traffic via Hong Kong is clearly playing a part in the overall picture, and we are delighted to be able to contribute to our airline customers’ continuing success.”

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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